Amenities and Benefits - Polytechnic

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All Barrett students have access to the Barrett Suite, currently located in the Academic Center Building, which encompasses faculty and staff offices; a conference room for study groups or presentations; the Barrett Lounge for socializing, studying, and working on group projects; a mini-fridge and microwave, a lending library, thesis library, and free printing.

In addition to the amenities provided at the Barrett Suite, honors students experience a wide range of other amenities as detailed below.

Academic Amenities

The honors program is designed to provide Barrett students with a highly-individualized college experience that combines the community of a small liberal arts college with the vast resources of a premier PAC 12, Research I university. Throughout the year, Barrett hosts a number of events, visiting lectures, and receptions that honor students are encouraged to attend to enrich their academic experience. In addition to these intercampus events, Barrett Polytechnic coordinates Thesis Prep and Honors Enrichment Workshops, internship, ASU and Barrett study abroad, and scholarship information sessions, and other academic events each semester, so that students have continued support from staff and faculty - encouraging them to take part in the many opportunities available to them.

Students will find studying areas within their honors residential community, as well as the academic resources found within the Barrett Suite - including space for studying and group work, and free printing, to support their academic endeavors. The Barrett Suite is also where students meet with writing tutors for guidance with The Human Event essays. The Barrett Polytechnic writing tutors, or Colloquiants, are upper-division students who were outstanding members of their Human Event course as first-year students and have participated in a class designed to prepare them for tutoring other honors students.

The amenities currently located within the Barrett Suite in the Academic Center Building will move into the new residential facility in the fall of 2020.

Social Amenities

Honors students who live on campus have access to various social events hosted by Barrett. Events include bowling, ice skating, hiking, CPR classes, haunted houses, cooking demos, karaoke nights, BBQs, and other fun activities. These activities are an opportunity for students to build lasting relationships with one another outside of academics and provide student leaders planning, organization, and leadership skills. 

Students who live on and off campus have access to the Barrett Lounge, which creates opportunities for bonds to be strengthened among peers.

Residential Amenities

Current Barrett students at the Polytechnic campus live in Century Hall and South Desert Village. First year and upper division students living on campus for the 2020-21 academic year will be the first students to live in the new residential hall currently under construction. This 370 bed residential hall will house the Barrett residential community, Barrett Lounge, faculty and staff offices, classrooms, computer lab and study space.

Accomodations will include a double occupancy shared room with a shared bathroom and a four bedroom unit featuring four single occupancy rooms, a shared living space, and two bathrooms.

Campus Amenities and Support

The Sun Devil Fitness Complex and the Student Union are just a few of the many spaces that were developed with student interaction in mind to add to the overall experience of being an ASU Polytechnic Sun Devil. Campus-wide amenities include:

Learn more by viewing a virtual campus tour.